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70 kilogram marbled whipray found in Krabi

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A marbled whipray was found in Klongtom by a local fisherman 67 year old Mardya Tamsuan. Mr Mardya caught the whipray while he was fishing this early morning (May 7).

The red big whipray is 1.5 metres diameter and two metre from head to tail. The whipray weighs about 70 kilograms.

Mr Mardya says, “I took off from the shore at about 4am. The whipray was caught near Koh Pu while I was fishing for about three hours.”

“I am very surprised and glad because I had never seen this big one before. No other local fishermen had ever seen one this big as well,” he added.

Officer from Klongtom Fishering Office Samnieang Srirakaew says “This marbled whipray is usually found near the mouth of a river. I am very surprised that this whipray was found in the open sea. We can see that this area is very plentifulThis whipray will be sent to an expert for further checking,” he added.

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